Source: ACT Party
Climate Change Minister James Shaw today confirmed that the average household could be $10,000 a year poorer as a result of his Zero Carbon Bill.
What is worse, the Minister was not able to say to what extent his Bill would contribute to reducing global temperatures, even after being given a second chance to answer the question.
The Government’s Zero Carbon Bill discussion document, released last month, outlines a number of scenarios in which households are faced with massive costs.
“The Minister must come clean on what hardworking New Zealanders are likely to pay and what exactly this will mean for the climate.
“In order to have a proper debate on this issue, the Government needs to be completely transparent with New Zealanders about the costs and benefits of its Zero Carbon Bill.
“Kiwis footing the bill deserve no less than complete transparency on this issue”, says Mr Seymour.